UK’s Top Civil Servant Sir Mark Sedwill To Stand Down Paving Way For Major Shake-Up

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Sir Mark Sedwill was additionally the cupboard secretary and nationwide safety adviser


Britain’s high civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill mentioned Sunday he’ll stand down because it was revealed a part of his job will go to Britain’s senior Brexit negotiator.

His exit might pave the way in which for a shake-up of how the civil service is run on the very highest stage, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most senior — and controversial — adviser Dominic Cummings anticipated to supervise any such reforms.

In an announcement, Sedwill mentioned he would go away his put up in September after serving in numerous jobs below seven prime ministers.

Sedwill’s job encompassed not solely being head of the civil service, but in addition cupboard secretary and nationwide safety adviser.

The nationwide safety put up will now be taken over by Brexit negotiator David Frost.

“I look ahead to serving to ship the prime minister’s imaginative and prescient for a world Britain, with actual affect all over the world,” Frost mentioned.

He’ll stay as chief negotiator for the rest of the Brexit talks.

Britain continues to be hammering out its remaining take care of the European Union because the end-of-year deadline approaches, with some believing it might finally depart with none settlement being reached.

Johnson mentioned he was assured Frost would make a “distinction to this nation’s skill to challenge affect for the higher”.

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